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George Floyd

Protests over the death of George Floyd continue in Athens

Greek authorities closed several central metro stations in Athens after hundreds of people gathered at Syntagma Square, in solidarity with anti-racism protests in the US following the police killing of George Floyd. Floyd died…

George Floyd in Athens

Greek communists protest murder of George Floyd in Athens

The death of American George Floyd by a policeman in the USA also sparked protests in Greece with youth division of the Communist Party of Greece (KNE) surrounding the American Embassy in…

Mare Liberum

Migrant search and rescue ship denied entry into Lesvos

Residents on the island of Lesvos prevented the NGO ship ‘Mare Liberum’ to tie at the port of Mytilini for resupply on Thursday. The move was part of the continuing protests on…


Greek islanders protest against plans to build new migrant camps

Locals residents of Greek islands have urged authorities on Thursday to shut overcrowded migrant camps that host thousands of asylum seekers. Greek officials and residents from islands hosting thousands of migrants staged…

Moria migrant reception centre

Over 700 refugees arrive on Lesvos within days

Authorities on the island of Lesvos announced that a total of 703 refugees and migrants arrived on the island between Tuesday midnight and Thursday noon. Already congested and the focal point of…

Refugees block national highway to protest poor living conditions 21

Refugees block national highway to protest poor living conditions

On Monday afternoon around 100 refugees and migrants living in the nearby Malakasa Hospitality Center blocked the Athens-Lamia national highway to protest against poor living conditions. The road-block was initiated to protest…

Greeks take to the streets to protest austerity 22

Greeks take to the streets to protest austerity

Thousands of unionists, pensioners and migrant workers took to the streets of Athens on Wednesday chanting anti-austerity slogans as unions brought the country to a standstill with their 24-hour national strike. The…